Admittedly, this is now very out of season, but I had it cut and ready to sew when it was still in the forties here! Regardless, I look forward to cozying up in this cloud-like wool jersey in the autumn and winter.
The pattern is a slightly modified Seamwork Winona. The original pattern has a sort of witchy vibe that is lessened but sort of maintained in this version – there’s something a little prim but also gothic about it, somehow.
I will definitely be making this one again – I adore the paneled skirt especially. I made a slim-fitting sleeve with a cuff instead of the bell sleeve of the pattern, but in the future I might just hem the sleeve rather than add a cuff. The pattern is a maxi length (which I might make in the future!) but I went with just below the knee.
I like the fit a lot – I cut a large at the shoulders, 2xl at the bust, and XL from there on down, as a lazy FBA. The fabric is the most gorgeous, cloud-like wool jersey from SR Harris in a soft dove grey.
Making it, I pictured wearing it with the pale grey silk Colette Cinnamon slip that I made a couple of winters ago, for a very lush me-made winter combo, and it works perfectly. I’m picturing it with a gigantic blanket scarf, lace-up boots, and big chunky earrings come November, and even though I’m looking forward to summer there’s a part of me that can’t wait!